There were a few other options that Truman could have used instead of the destructive force that is the atom bomb. The US troops had been island hopping and were ready to begin an invasion. The con of this plan would be the heavy loss of American soldiers and that is probably the main factor as to why Truman didn't use it. Another option would be to negotiate with the Japanese and maybe come to an agreement. This was also pushed out because of the fact that the Japanese were ruthless fighters and would not go down easily in any battle. The option that would have been the best in my opinion would be to gain the help of the Soviet Union. On August 8, 1945, a day before the second atomic bomb was dropped, the Soviet's declared war on Japan which is believed to be the reason why they unconditionally surrendered. This plan would have taken less lives and done less damage to Japan and therefore would have been the better idea.
A written warning to Japan with options.
It ended the war!
No. Truman had given permission to use the bomb before the warning to surrender was given, so their answer didn't matter. Lives were sacrificied with a bomb that was not fully understood.
By draopping the bomb the US showed Japan that it will not tolerate any conditions
probably would have, but japan did NOT have the atomic bomb...........
Excitement, the war was over.
By dropping the A-bomb on Hiroshima, japan.
you mean a-bomb. no one has ever h-bombed anyone else. The dropping of the a-bomb was so important because a) it won the pacific for us in WWII, and b) it was such a tragedy
Status of "Super power"??
No true justification in the war with Japan; the bomb was dropped as a warning or threat to Soviet Union. Also this bomb was an experience of US army.
That was Harry S Truman
See atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The dropping of the Atomic bomb
World War 2
the US defeated Japan in WWII and they became friends.
President Truman made the decision and no one had to think about it.
To end WW2, that's why dropping it in Japan led to the end of WW2.
By dropping an atom bomb on Hiroshima and another on Nagasaki
He helped end World War 2 by dropping a atomic bomb on China.
Yes, but for the most part it just saved Japan from overpopulation.
Invade Japan at the cost of 2 million US soldiers.
Yes, absolutely. Was that all you wanted to know, or were you interested in what that reason was?